I’ll be at the Lie-Nielsen Toolworks Open House in Warren, Maine, July 13-14 with lukewarm-off-the-press copies of “The Mechanic’s Companion” for sale (it ships to me in Cincinnati the week of June 18 or 25) or, and to give a short talk Sunday afternoon on woodworking and social media (#takegoodpictures #shareuniqueprojects #gethiredtowriteanarticle #catvideos).
I’m driving up … and wondering if I can do it all in one day (I suspect not), and camping (I think) on site, or possibly in my car (#subaruforthewin). Until night two, when I decide I need a shower (or perhaps I’ll just buy a new ball cap – if you see me on Sunday, you’ll know which). I’m not sure yet who else will be there as guest demonstrators, but I plan to take a tool or two and make a little something on site.
Below are just a few of my favorite snaps from past open houses – it’s a lot of fun, and highly recommended! The open house proper is free and runs both days from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. – plus there’s an optional Saturday night lobster dinner ($45) with a keynote address by Thomas Moser; as I write this, there are still tickets remaining. Thos. Moser gave the keynote at the 2009 Woodworking in America (or was it 2010?) and he was very good indeed!
p.s. I’ll be back at Lie-Nielsen in early September to teach a dovetails/tray class…I hope! (Need a few more people to sign up, and to tell friends to sign up, too!)